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The Book of Unwritten Tales

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The Book Of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles – Review (PC)

7 September 2013
  • Excerpt: “Did I ever tell you what the definition of insanity is? Insanity is doing the exact same fucking thing over and over again, expecting shit to change. That..is..crazy. But the first time I solved a puzzle that way I thought they were bullshitting me so boom, I ignored it. The thing is…okay.. it was right. And then I started seeing everywhere I looked. Everywhere I looked all these fucking puzzles doing the exact…same fucking thing.
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Overall 9

The Book of Unwritten Tales

2 September 2013
  • Summary: There's been resurgence in the last few years for the good old adventure game; whether it's Telltale Games' episodic titles or smaller budget indie games, like Gemini Rue . The popularity of downloads means formally niche genres can find their audience easier and it's not hard to think that a game like KING Art's The Book of Unwritten Tales wouldn't have existed a few years ago.
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Overall 10

The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles

Adventure Classic Gaming
15 June 2013
  • Excerpt: The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles is a traditional point-and-click adventure game from German developer King Art Games. The game is a prequel, rather than a sequel, to The Book of Unwritten Tales previously released by the same developer. However, players do not necessarily need to be familiar with the original to enjoy this prequel. The game is a slick, highly polished adventure with lots of fun dialog, puzzles, and humor.
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Like a Tall Glass of Lukewarm Water

24 April 2013
  • Conclusion: How can zombies, ghosts, and ghouls exist in a world where death is explicitly stated to never occur?
  • Pros: Expansive, detailed environments.
  • Cons: Getting a fetch quest from magical, talking, invisible termites .
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Mr. Bill's Adventureland
21 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Wow!!!  What a great game!!  What a treat!  This is the way that adventure games used to be made in the good old days!  It's a welcome, modern example of the kind of fun that made us all fall in love with gaming in the first place, and playing it is guaranteed to make you feel good.  If you're like us, you'll enjoy every minute of this game, and really be sorry to see it end.
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Overall 6

Review: The Book Of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles for Mac

25 January 2013
  • Conclusion: Point-and-click adventures have always been something of an acquired taste, and the rather convoluted puzzles in The Critter Chronicles can be either frustrating or challenging, depending on your point of view. But if you’re a fan of old-school adventuring, then The Critter Chronicles will hit your nostalgia nail right on the head. Cliff is a regular contributor to Macworld UK .
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The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles by gremlin

15 January 2013
  • Excerpt: What is it? It seems that games journalists are constantly bemoaning the saturation of the games market with sequels: publishers know what has worked in the past, so assume that the same will work in the future. Okay, a reasonably fair, but boring, assumption. But I'm not going to bang on about sequels here; the Book of Unwritten Tales, The Critter Chronicles is a prequel.
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The Critter Chronicles - Prequel to The Book of Unwritten Tales

Just Adventure
14 January 2013
  • Excerpt: Was it really only fifteen months ago that I reviewed The Book of Unwritten Tales, that polished homage to the classic third-person LucasArts point-and-click adventure? Now, we have a prequel to TBoUT called The Critter Chronicles, in which we learn how that curious duo of derring-do, Nate and Critter, first met up. (Actually, somewhere in between I played the German demo of CC, which includes the game's full first chapter.
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The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles for Linux Review

9 January 2013
  • Summary: The Book of Unwritten Tales – The Critter Chronicles is a game that surprises users at every turn, despite its technical shortcomings, and it’s safe to say it has a great future if the developers increase the production efforts. The Book of Unwritten Tales – The Critter Chronicles is basically a point-and-click adventure, mixed with some puzzles here and there.
  • Pros: The story is probably the best part of a point-and-click adventure and The Book of Unwritten Tales – The Critter Chronicles is very well written, spiritual and funny. The level backgrounds also have a lot of details and reflect the tremendous work that must have gone into the development.
  • Cons: Because Steam is in the Beta stage, I can't say anything about the technical aspects of the game. Nonetheless, there are some visible issues with the character animations. They don't seem natural and at times they look artificial, especially over the static background. Another issue I have with the game is related to the voice acting. It's not bad, but it would have helped the game a long way if the actors had put more passion into their roles.
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Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles

Hooked Gamers
2 January 2013
  • Conclusion: Imagine having limited items to shoot at a bounty hunter with a cannon. Imagine then deciding that confetti or cotton buds would be the best option. Some of the puzzles don’t seem to make any sense at all, but after completing the farcical scene, things make perfect sense. It is the quirky puzzles, the fun mini-puzzles and the humorous dialogue and references that make The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Creature Chronicles so enjoyable to play.
  • Pros: Funny story with some great pop-culture references.
  • Cons: Visuals are somewhat outdated.
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